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W. VA Priest Arrested Fairfax On Sex Charge

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Felix Owino is being charged with one count of aggravated sexual battery.
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Felix Owino is being charged with one count of aggravated sexual battery.

A West Virginia priest is in custody today in Fairfax after police allege that he had inappropriate contact with an 11-year-old girl. Felix Owino is being charged with one count of aggravated sexual battery and is still being held by Fairfax County authorities without bond.

The victim is a daughter of long-time family friends of Owino. Police responded to the family’s home shortly after 10 p.m. the night of July 7th . After a short investigation police made the arrest on July the 8th.

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, in West Virginia, learned of the Ownio arrest on July 9th and upon review suspended him from duties with in the Diocese, where he served as a priest at the Apostles of Jesus Congregation.

The first hearing is set for September 2nd.


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